There are good people in the world. They help for free. Children believe that and so can we. They aren't scammers. There aren't enough of them. Treating people as guilty until proven innocent is an understandable defence mechanism. Yet that mindset has unpleasant side effects.
I encountered cynicism three times this week, once warranted and twice unreasonable. Here's what happened.
This podcast accompanies a blog post at Riscario Insider: